Located along the working waterfront in downtown New Bedford, The Seaport Cultural District boasts the historic charm, inspiration and dynamic creativity inside and out. The vibrant artist community and cultural institutions, all within short walking distance, are bound to awaken your imagination. Seaport Cultural District is where you will also find 49 cultural attractions, 29 creative economy businesses 12 art galleries with a diverse representation of art forms for any taste, including watercolors, oils, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, metals, and much more. With so many cultural assets it is easy to see why New Bedford has been named number seven most artistic city in the country (based on artists per capita) and the Southcoast arts and culture destination. The critical mass of artists, performers, galleries, and cultural institutions that flourish in New Bedford have created the ambience of a vibrant coastal cultural center. The warmer months bring the arts outdoors. The festivals along the pier and throughout the district celebrate the multicultural heritage as well as creative present of the city.
Our partners include Mass Cultural Council, New Bedford Local Cultural Council, UMASS Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Downtown New Bedford Inc., AHA!, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford Historical Society, WHALE,